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Porter with shotgun

Porter with a shotgun

Sisko with shotgun, Past Tense II

Ben Sisko with a shotgun

Shotgun used by Zefram Cochrane (mirror)

Zefram Cochrane fires his shotgun at Vulcan invaders

Shotgun owned by Zefram Cochrane (mirror)

Jonathan Archer with Zefram Cochrane's shotgun

A shotgun was a projectile weapon, based on technology dating back to Earth's 19th century. (TNG: "A Fistful of Datas") One variant of the shotgun was the double-barreled shotgun.


In 1996, two Militia members in Arizona, armed with shotguns, captured Chakotay and B'Elanna Torres after their shuttlecraft crash landed nearby. The two, named Porter and Butch, had come to the conclusion that the shuttle was a stealth aircraft and that they were "comming for us". They employed their shotguns while attempting to defend the prisoners and the captured ship from law enforcement. These weapons were less than effective against the EMH. (VOY: "Future's End, Part II")

In the 2020s, San Francisco police were armed with shotguns, which they carried with them as they patrolled the Sanctuary Districts. During the Bell Riots of 2024, the residents who held the government personnel hostage used acquired police shotguns to ensure their cooperation. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part I", "Past Tense, Part II")

In 2063 in the mirror universe, Zefram Cochrane used a shotgun to kill the first Vulcan who set foot on the planet Earth. The crowd who had gathered to witness the arrival of the Vulcans to Earth also used shotguns to shoot the other occupants of the T'Plana-Hath. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

In the mid-22nd century, Enolians used a type of weapon which was similar to a shotgun. Such weapons were used aboard an Enolian transport and fired red-colored bolts of energy. (ENT: "Canamar")

This form of weapon isn't named on screen. However, in the final draft script of "Canamar", it was described as "a shotgun-like alien weapon" and a "shotgun-weapon".

In 2155 of the mirror universe, Commander Jonathan Archer, after relieving Captain Maximilian Forrest of command of the ISS Enterprise, showed Cochrane's shotgun, kept in the captain's ready room, to Vulcan science officer and commander T'Pol, to illustrate the fact that her people were under Terran oppression and that T'Pol was under Archer's command. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

Cochrane's weapon is not identified as a shotgun in the episode, but was named as such in the episode's script.

A holodeck program of the Ancient West, created by Alexander Rozhenko and Reginald Barclay in 2369, featured a bandito character who was armed with a double-barreled shotgun. (TNG: "A Fistful of Datas")

The Federation assault rifle as seen in Star Trek: Elite Force II operates in the same manner to that of a shotgun.

Types of shotguns

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